Tapovan in Nashik is one of the holiest sites in the entire city owing to its mention in the epic Ramayana. According to the Hindu mythologies, Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishu, stayed in this holy land during his exile from Ayodhya. In fact, the major incidents that led to the battle between Rama and Ravana also took place in Tapovana. Lakshaman, the younger brother of Lord Rama is said to have cut Ravana’s sister Surpanakha’s nose here and even Ravana abducted Goddess Sita from the lands of Tapovana. The Tapovan Bhoomi was once a part of the Dandakaranya forest and is the perfect site for a peaceful escape. Even the name Tapovan suggests forest for attaining peace and doing meditation. The tranquil ambience besieged by the lush greenery of the scenic spot also pulls many tourists towards itself.
It Is Known For:-
1) The sanctity that is connected to this place owing to the blessing showered by Lord Rama by staying here during his exile.
2) The lush greenery that surrounds the Tapovan makes this place a great getaway location for all those wanting some time out from busy lives.
3) The beauty of the River Godavari that gushes down the location also make it a beautiful natural escape.
4) The three holy kunds, known as Brahmatirth, Shivtirth, and Vishnutirth, which are joined at the bottom by narrow paths.
Best Time To Visit:-
The best time to visit Tapovan is during the cool months of October to March. During the summers, this tourist spot can get hot and humid and you might not be able to enjoy it to the fullest.
Tapovan is situated in the Panchavati area of Nashik. It is located only 3.9kms away from the old CBS bus stop. Taxis, autos, buses and other local modes of transport can be boarded form any part of the city to reach Tapovan.
Nearest Airport:- Ozar Airport
Nearest Railway Station:- Nashik Road Railway Station
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